In California, workers’ compensation is a series of laws that provide workers’ compensation benefits to those persons injured while on the job. With some exceptions, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system of laws. Employers in California are required by law to maintain worker’s compensation insurance for their employees and their insurance policy pays the claim. If you were injured on the job, it generally does not matter who is at fault, if anyone, for the accident. Filing a Workers’ Compensation claim may provide several benefits including:
- Payment for medical expenses
- Payment for two-thirds of normal pre-injury monthly salary
- Payment for job retraining
- Payment for living expenses while unable to work
If you have been injured at work, contact the Appel Law Firm LLP for a free initial consultation to learn about your options and your rights.
Why Chose the Appel Law Firm LLP?
Our Walnut Creek, California law firm offers practitioners of worker’s compensation law in the state. We have handled hundreds of cases since 1995. Work Comp Attorneys Joseph Appel, and Thomas Appel frequently appear before the Workers Compensation Board, advocating for injured workers.
We represent clients from Walnut Creek and throughout the surrounding areas, including the counties of Contra Costa and Alameda County. Let us put our resources and knowledge to work for you. Call us today at 925-938-2000 for a free consultation.
Typical workplace injuries
It is wise to hire an attorney to make sure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to receive. Our clients include employees with injuries, such as:
- Amputation of limbs, fingers and toes
- Burns from chemical exposure and explosions
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and neck injuries, including herniated lumbar or cervical disks
- Fractured bones
- Crushing injuries
- Hearing loss
- Any serious injury resulting in surgery and extended disability
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and other chronic pain conditions
- Fatal injuries/death
Injuries such as these occur in a wide range of businesses and job types. We have helped people who work in industries, such as:
- Iron Workers
We Handle Complex Work Injuries And Third-Party Claims
Our law firm has experience handling even the most difficult claims; we also help people recover compensation from third parties (not their employers) who may have contributed to the accident that caused their injury. Not many law firms have the ability to handle both types of cases. In this event, a civil lawsuit can be filed in Superior Court to achieve full compensation for the injured worker, as opposed to only receiving workers’ compensation benefits.
Don’t get lost in a stack of claims sitting on an inexperienced lawyer’s desk somewhere. Get personal attention and peace of mind while you heal. You want a legal team that pursues your case from day one, goes to bat for you, and proves your case so you get the compensation you deserve and need. We’re that team, your team. If you don’t win, we don’t win, and we don’t get paid our attorney fees.
Contact us for a free consultation regarding your workers’ compensation claim.
NOTICE—making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.
Want to learn more? Read our Workers’ Compensation FAQ’s on our blog.